MLA’s and invited guests attend the launch of ‘Women, Power, Politics: What’s changed in 100 years?’
On Monday 11 March, Kellie Armstrong MLA, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Caucus welcomed MLA’s and invited guests to the launch of the British Council ‘Women, Power, Politics: What’s changed in 100 years?’ report, at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.
The British Council gave a brief introduction of the report and the findings of the report were presented by the British Council research team. The report provides an overview of the UK’s experience of women’s political participation and empowerment, as well as the opportunity for international comparisons.
Following this a panel discussion took place chaired by Anna O’Flynn, from the British Council. The panel included two Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly Women’s Caucus, Clare Bailey MLA and Claire Sugden MLA, alongside Joan Balantine from Ulster University, Lynn Carvill, from Women’s Tec and Liz Law, from the Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform.
Questions covered concerned gender inequality in the political sphere, the role of civil society in advancing gender equality, representation and participation of women in public and political life as well as at the grass-roots and community level.